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    An_250536 posted:
    I squashed a mosquito yday while I was playing with my kids in the backyard and there was blood on my hands...I continued playing..and then came inside. I made dinner and then realised before going to bed that I had not washed my hands! before preparing dinner. Is it possible for any of us to get any diseases because of this?
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    rohvannyn responded:
    Theoretically possible but highly doubtful. It would be more likely to get a disease from improper food handling. The amount of blood was very small and would have dried by the time you prepared dinner. Heat further kills germs, as does saliva and stomach acid. Therefore the chances of becoming sick from a pathogen in the bit of blood are vanishingly small.

    Hope this eases your mind a bit.


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